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About

The Community Salon

Maryland Based 501(c)(3) Nonprofit

 

“We are here to serve!”

 

 

The Community Salon is an extension of the work Mr. Claude Tompkins has been doing for over the last    30 years in the hair care and personal care industry.  He has 22 years of experience working for and with non-profits. The Community Salon is a Maryland based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, geared toward helping those most in need of personal care, hair care and transitional services during their most vulnerable times. The organization serves the Maryland and DC areas, but extends its personal care activities and events to online activities, for anyone who can access them! Volunteer opportunities are available for those who share our passion, and we welcome those who also love to give back!

 

The Community Salon was formed in 2016 when its founder, Claude Tompkins, was inspired by news coverage of an organization called “Suited for Change” in Washington, DC. This organization provides clothing and coaching skills to women seeking employment. He thought, to better serve the community      he would use his hairstyling skills to prepare women for new beginnings, with self-assuring hair styles, for interviews. He is currently reviewing future possibilities to service male clients as well.

 

Getting your hair done helps raise your self-esteem. The right haircut/style can make you appear younger, give the impression of self-confidence and lend an air of professionalism or capability. Having awesome hair contributes to our overall self-perception. Each woman will receive free hair styling for the first 3 interviews until hired. Once hired at their job, they will receive 2 additional hair styling services. Their services will be paid for by grant funding and donations received by The Community Salon. We will also educate them on how to care for and maintain their new look so that they continue to feel confident in their appearance and abilities.

Our Pillars of Service Are:

 

 

  • Hair Care and Personal Care Services Free of Charge to Underserved Populations

  • Personal Development and Family Development Educational Modules/Activities
     

  • Civics Education Educational Modules/Activities

  • Human Hair Wig Donations for Cancer Patients

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We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

The Community Salon will partner with organizations such as Suited for Change and other organizations focused on empowerment of the unemployed and under employed in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

 

Human life is so precious, and we are all blessed to be able to give back. It is with this thought in mind that we embark on each of our calendar years of service!

 

Mr. Claude Tompkins, Founder/Executive Director of  The Community Salon, is a leader in his community and seeks to bring out “the beauty of life” in all who are served by this amazing organization!

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Our Mission
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Our Vision

The Community Salon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization geared toward helping those most in need of personal care, hair care and transitional services during their most vulnerable times. The organization serves the Maryland and DC areas, but extends its personal care activities and events to online activities, for anyone who can access them! Volunteer opportunities are available for those who share our passion, and we welcome those who also love to give back!

Our Mission

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."  Oscar Wild

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